Period
to 23 February 2018

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Microsoft over the 6 months to 23 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are not representative of contractor rates within the Microsoft Corporation.

Microsoft
England > London
6 months to
23 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 12 10 11
Rank change year-on-year -2 +1 0
Contract jobs citing Microsoft 4,448 4,146 4,341
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 9.48% 10.03% 9.74%
As % of the Vendors category 23.64% 23.38% 24.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,108 2,931 2,962
London median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +2.56%
10th Percentile £185 £200 £173
90th Percentile £613 £588 £588
England median daily rate £400 £396 £375
% change year-on-year +1.14% +5.47% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 119 98 141
London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.70 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +16.88% +1.46%
10th Percentile £11.81 £11.25 £10.00
90th Percentile £45.99 £41.31 £30.00
England median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.00

Microsoft is in the Vendor Products and Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services advertised in London.

All Vendors
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 18,817 17,731 18,050
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 40.09% 42.91% 40.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,884 11,845 11,952
London median daily rate £475 £450 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +2.27% +3.53%
10th Percentile £263 £269 £255
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
England median daily rate £450 £425 £401
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.12% +0.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 324 283 312
London median hourly rate £21.50 £20.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.88% +7.89% +7.95%
10th Percentile £11.86 £11.99 £11.25
90th Percentile £54.63 £50.00 £47.83
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year - -2.78% +7.66%

Microsoft
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing Microsoft as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft in London

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Microsoft in London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Microsoft in London

Microsoft
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft in London over the 6 months to 23 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Microsoft in London

Microsoft
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft in London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Microsoft in London

Microsoft
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Microsoft in London over the 6 months to 23 February 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Microsoft in London

Microsoft
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft within the London region over the 6 months to 23 February 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Central London 0 965 £450 +5.88% 319
West London -4 254 £400 +14.29% 193
South London -28 106 £390 -5.45% 38
East London -4 85 £475 +8.57% 75
North London +8 32 £435 +14.10% 23
Microsoft
England

For the 6 months to 23 February 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the London region with a requirement for Microsoft.

1 1,322 (29.72%) Windows
2 1,218 (27.38%) Finance
3 1,024 (23.02%) SQL
4 900 (20.23%) SQL Server
5 897 (20.17%) Active Directory
6 869 (19.54%) Agile Software Development
7 861 (19.36%) Microsoft Azure
8 820 (18.44%) .NET
9 815 (18.32%) Microsoft Office
10 766 (17.22%) C#
11 612 (13.76%) Office 365
12 562 (12.63%) Microsoft Excel
13 462 (10.39%) Migration
14 461 (10.36%) Business Intelligence
15 439 (9.87%) ITIL
16 432 (9.71%) VMware
17 430 (9.67%) Banking
18 415 (9.33%) JavaScript
19 412 (9.26%) Windows Server
20 404 (9.08%) Analytical Skills
21 401 (9.02%) CRM
22 397 (8.93%) Project Management
23 359 (8.07%) PowerShell
24 358 (8.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
25 353 (7.94%) Amazon AWS
26 347 (7.80%) SharePoint
27 344 (7.73%) Windows 10
28 339 (7.62%) Dynamics CRM
29 332 (7.46%) Windows 7
30 305 (6.86%) Degree

Microsoft
Co-occurring IT Skills in London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 347 (7.80%) SharePoint
2 251 (5.64%) MS Exchange
3 119 (2.68%) IIS
4 112 (2.52%) Skype for Business
5 70 (1.57%) Apache
6 60 (1.35%) CMS
7 59 (1.33%) Apache Spark
7 59 (1.33%) Confluence
8 51 (1.15%) WebSphere
9 49 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2010
10 48 (1.08%) BizTalk Server
11 46 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2013
12 40 (0.90%) Tomcat
13 39 (0.88%) NServiceBus
14 36 (0.81%) SharePoint 2013
15 33 (0.74%) Elasticsearch
16 29 (0.65%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
17 26 (0.58%) JBoss
18 25 (0.56%) OpenStack
19 24 (0.54%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 815 (18.32%) Microsoft Office
2 562 (12.63%) Microsoft Excel
3 226 (5.08%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 203 (4.56%) Microsoft Project
5 182 (4.09%) MS Visio
6 23 (0.52%) Photoshop
7 20 (0.45%) Spreadsheet
8 11 (0.25%) Adobe Illustrator
9 10 (0.22%) InfoPath
10 6 (0.13%) AutoCAD
11 5 (0.11%) Acrobat
11 5 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 5 (0.11%) Vectorworks
12 4 (0.090%) Revit
12 4 (0.090%) SPSS
13 3 (0.067%) Chatbot
13 3 (0.067%) CINEMA 4D
14 2 (0.045%) Adobe After Effects
14 2 (0.045%) HipChat
14 2 (0.045%) InVision
Business Applications
1 339 (7.62%) Dynamics CRM
2 155 (3.48%) Dynamics AX
3 35 (0.79%) Dynamics NAV
4 15 (0.34%) Oracle BPM
5 13 (0.29%) Oracle EBS
6 12 (0.27%) Markit EDM
6 12 (0.27%) NetSuite
6 12 (0.27%) Unit4 Business World
7 10 (0.22%) Elite 3E
8 8 (0.18%) Eikon
8 8 (0.18%) ION MarketView
8 8 (0.18%) Oracle EBS R12
9 7 (0.16%) CA PPM
9 7 (0.16%) Primavera
10 6 (0.13%) Kondor
10 6 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
11 5 (0.11%) Salesforce.com CRM
11 5 (0.11%) SAP HR
11 5 (0.11%) SunGard GMI
12 4 (0.090%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 861 (19.36%) Microsoft Azure
2 612 (13.76%) Office 365
3 353 (7.94%) Amazon AWS
4 241 (5.42%) Dynamics 365
5 129 (2.90%) IaaS
6 128 (2.88%) PaaS
7 109 (2.45%) SaaS
8 78 (1.75%) Azure Active Directory
9 68 (1.53%) Cloud Computing
10 39 (0.88%) OneDrive
11 36 (0.81%) GitHub
12 33 (0.74%) Azure Data Factory
12 33 (0.74%) Google Cloud Platform
13 23 (0.52%) G Suite
14 18 (0.40%) AWS CloudFormation
14 18 (0.40%) Serverless
15 16 (0.36%) Mimecast
16 14 (0.31%) Data Lake Analytics
17 13 (0.29%) Amazon EC2
18 11 (0.25%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 212 (4.77%) DNS
2 188 (4.23%) Firewall
3 138 (3.10%) DHCP
4 136 (3.06%) WAN
5 134 (3.01%) VPN
6 127 (2.86%) LAN
7 117 (2.63%) TCP/IP
8 109 (2.45%) Skype
9 94 (2.11%) SAN
10 77 (1.73%) Internet
11 52 (1.17%) Network Security
12 50 (1.12%) Wireless
13 43 (0.97%) Remote Desktop
14 38 (0.85%) iSCSI
15 37 (0.83%) VoIP
16 35 (0.79%) Intranet
17 30 (0.67%) HTTP
18 29 (0.65%) SSL
19 27 (0.61%) VLAN
20 26 (0.58%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 900 (20.23%) SQL Server
2 358 (8.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 303 (6.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 226 (5.08%) Data Warehouse
5 195 (4.38%) Power BI
6 172 (3.87%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 162 (3.64%) NoSQL
8 109 (2.45%) Big Data
9 105 (2.36%) SQL Server 2008
10 100 (2.25%) Relational Database
11 97 (2.18%) MongoDB
12 96 (2.16%) SQL Server 2012
13 88 (1.98%) Hadoop
14 80 (1.80%) SQL Server 2016
15 77 (1.73%) Oracle Database
16 74 (1.66%) SQL Server 2014
17 73 (1.64%) MySQL
18 68 (1.53%) Data Lake
19 52 (1.17%) MS Access
20 46 (1.03%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 195 (4.38%) Git (software)
2 179 (4.02%) Visual Studio
3 154 (3.46%) JIRA
4 152 (3.42%) Team Foundation Server
5 141 (3.17%) TeamCity
6 110 (2.47%) Jenkins
7 83 (1.87%) Octopus Deploy
8 82 (1.84%) Subversion
9 65 (1.46%) Visual Studio Team System
10 64 (1.44%) SpecFlow
11 62 (1.39%) NUnit
12 49 (1.10%) Selenium
13 29 (0.65%) MSTest
14 28 (0.63%) MSBuild
15 26 (0.58%) Moq
15 26 (0.58%) VSS/SourceSafe
16 22 (0.49%) MSI
17 20 (0.45%) NuGet
18 18 (0.40%) Bitbucket
18 18 (0.40%) JUnit
General
1 1,218 (27.38%) Finance
2 430 (9.67%) Banking
3 182 (4.09%) Retail
4 165 (3.71%) Legal
5 135 (3.04%) Marketing
6 132 (2.97%) Law
7 118 (2.65%) Advertising
8 104 (2.34%) Investment Banking
9 83 (1.87%) Front Office
10 80 (1.80%) Telecoms
11 66 (1.48%) Back Office
12 62 (1.39%) Financial Institution
13 30 (0.67%) Manufacturing
13 30 (0.67%) Publishing
14 27 (0.61%) French Language
15 26 (0.58%) Pharmaceutical
16 24 (0.54%) Billing
17 23 (0.52%) Retail Banking
18 16 (0.36%) Games
19 12 (0.27%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 924 (20.77%) Developer
2 760 (17.09%) Analyst
3 376 (8.45%) Architect
4 351 (7.89%) Consultant
5 285 (6.41%) C# Developer
6 246 (5.53%) .NET Developer
7 219 (4.92%) Business Analyst
8 194 (4.36%) Project Manager
9 191 (4.29%) Support Engineer
10 163 (3.66%) Desktop Support
11 141 (3.17%) Support Analyst
12 140 (3.15%) SQL Developer
13 139 (3.13%) C# .NET Developer
14 129 (2.90%) 2nd Line Support
15 126 (2.83%) Service Analyst
16 124 (2.79%) Solutions Architect
17 119 (2.68%) Infrastructure Engineer
18 110 (2.47%) Service Desk Analyst
19 103 (2.32%) Business Intelligence Developer
20 102 (2.29%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 820 (18.44%) .NET
2 300 (6.74%) ASP.NET
3 238 (5.35%) HTML
4 227 (5.10%) AngularJS
5 224 (5.04%) CSS
6 207 (4.65%) Web Services
7 176 (3.96%) .NET Framework
7 176 (3.96%) XML
8 160 (3.60%) ASP.NET Web API
9 155 (3.48%) ASP.NET MVC
10 140 (3.15%) WCF
11 120 (2.70%) RESTful
12 116 (2.61%) jQuery
13 91 (2.05%) JSON
14 90 (2.02%) REST
15 89 (2.00%) Entity Framework
16 86 (1.93%) React
17 83 (1.87%) SOAP
18 79 (1.78%) HTML5
19 74 (1.66%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 404 (9.08%) Analytical Skills
2 167 (3.75%) Management Information System
3 154 (3.46%) Data Centre
4 139 (3.13%) Computer Science
5 126 (2.83%) Greenfield Project
6 125 (2.81%) Blackberry
7 84 (1.89%) User Experience
8 62 (1.39%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 59 (1.33%) Video Conferencing
10 57 (1.28%) PKI
11 55 (1.24%) Enterprise Software
12 50 (1.12%) Smartphone
13 48 (1.08%) Credit Risk
13 48 (1.08%) Public Cloud
14 47 (1.06%) NHS
15 46 (1.03%) Virtual Team
16 44 (0.99%) Data Structures
17 43 (0.97%) Clustering
18 42 (0.94%) iPad
18 42 (0.94%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 1,322 (29.72%) Windows
2 412 (9.26%) Windows Server
3 344 (7.73%) Windows 10
4 332 (7.46%) Windows 7
5 295 (6.63%) Linux
6 230 (5.17%) Windows Server 2012
7 187 (4.20%) Windows Server 2008
8 116 (2.61%) Unix
9 94 (2.11%) Apple iOS
10 85 (1.91%) Android
11 65 (1.46%) Mac OS X
12 56 (1.26%) Windows Server 2003
13 49 (1.10%) Mac OS
14 43 (0.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 43 (0.97%) Windows 8
15 33 (0.74%) Windows XP
16 14 (0.31%) Windows 2000
17 12 (0.27%) Windows Vista
18 11 (0.25%) CentOS
19 10 (0.22%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 869 (19.54%) Agile Software Development
2 462 (10.39%) Migration
3 461 (10.36%) Business Intelligence
4 439 (9.87%) ITIL
5 401 (9.02%) CRM
6 397 (8.93%) Project Management
7 295 (6.63%) Scrum
8 273 (6.14%) MVC
8 273 (6.14%) Stakeholder Management
9 248 (5.58%) DevOps
10 241 (5.42%) Change Management
11 230 (5.17%) Analytics
12 214 (4.81%) TDD
13 209 (4.70%) ETL
13 209 (4.70%) SDLC
14 201 (4.52%) PRINCE2
15 180 (4.05%) Continuous Integration
16 176 (3.96%) Business Analysis
17 160 (3.60%) Service Management
18 158 (3.55%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 1,024 (23.02%) SQL
2 766 (17.22%) C#
3 415 (9.33%) JavaScript
4 359 (8.07%) PowerShell
5 207 (4.65%) Java
6 200 (4.50%) T-SQL
7 196 (4.41%) Python
8 93 (2.09%) VBA
9 75 (1.69%) C
10 68 (1.53%) VBScript
11 65 (1.46%) PL/SQL
12 56 (1.26%) Ruby
13 53 (1.19%) PHP
14 51 (1.15%) TypeScript
15 47 (1.06%) R
16 45 (1.01%) VB
17 43 (0.97%) Shell Script
18 42 (0.94%) VB.NET
19 40 (0.90%) C++
20 37 (0.83%) Scala
Qualifications
1 305 (6.86%) Degree
2 291 (6.54%) Security Cleared
3 236 (5.31%) Microsoft Certification
4 212 (4.77%) SC Cleared
5 112 (2.52%) MCSE
6 79 (1.78%) Cisco Certification
7 68 (1.53%) Computer Science Degree
8 59 (1.33%) ITIL Certification
8 59 (1.33%) MCP
9 58 (1.30%) DV Cleared
10 49 (1.10%) ISEB
11 47 (1.06%) CCNP
12 46 (1.03%) MCSA
13 43 (0.97%) PMI Certification
14 42 (0.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 41 (0.92%) CISSP
16 40 (0.90%) CCNA
17 39 (0.88%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
18 37 (0.83%) MCITP
19 35 (0.79%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 169 (3.80%) QA
2 107 (2.41%) SLA
3 105 (2.36%) PMO
4 56 (1.26%) GDPR
5 49 (1.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 36 (0.81%) Data Quality
7 34 (0.76%) MiFID
8 22 (0.49%) PCI DSS
9 10 (0.22%) GCP
10 8 (0.18%) COBIT
10 8 (0.18%) PMBOK
10 8 (0.18%) Solvency II
11 7 (0.16%) Cyber Essentials
11 7 (0.16%) Disclosure Scotland
11 7 (0.16%) HL7
11 7 (0.16%) IFRS
12 6 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 6 (0.13%) WCAG
13 5 (0.11%) EMIR
14 4 (0.090%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 897 (20.17%) Active Directory
2 270 (6.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 103 (2.32%) XenApp
4 101 (2.27%) Hyper-V
5 96 (2.16%) vSphere
6 84 (1.89%) Docker
7 67 (1.51%) VMware ESXi
8 58 (1.30%) Microsoft App-V
9 52 (1.17%) XenDesktop
10 36 (0.81%) Virtual Machines
11 34 (0.76%) BitLocker
12 19 (0.43%) VMware Workstation
13 17 (0.38%) Apache Flume
13 17 (0.38%) NFS
14 15 (0.34%) Virtual Desktop
15 13 (0.29%) DFS Replication
15 13 (0.29%) vCloud
16 12 (0.27%) XenServer
17 10 (0.22%) Terminal Services
18 9 (0.20%) Xen
Systems Management
1 287 (6.45%) SCCM
2 74 (1.66%) SCOM
3 70 (1.57%) Ansible
4 57 (1.28%) Opscode Chef
5 56 (1.26%) Puppet
6 55 (1.24%) Microsoft Intune
7 43 (0.97%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 38 (0.85%) AirWatch
9 35 (0.79%) Terraform
10 32 (0.72%) Single Sign-On
11 25 (0.56%) WSUS
12 21 (0.47%) vCenter Server
13 17 (0.38%) HP Quality Center
14 15 (0.34%) Kubernetes
15 14 (0.31%) Nagios
16 13 (0.29%) Failover Clustering
16 13 (0.29%) SCOrch
17 12 (0.27%) Backup Exec
17 12 (0.27%) Control-M
18 11 (0.25%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 432 (9.71%) VMware
2 302 (6.79%) Citrix
3 260 (5.85%) Oracle
4 235 (5.28%) Cisco
5 130 (2.92%) HP
6 126 (2.83%) SAP
7 118 (2.65%) Google
8 95 (2.14%) Apple
9 93 (2.09%) IBM
10 88 (1.98%) Ivanti
11 87 (1.96%) Tableau
12 67 (1.51%) Bloomberg
13 65 (1.46%) Salesforce.com
14 63 (1.42%) Dell
15 57 (1.28%) NetApp
16 50 (1.12%) CheckPoint
17 49 (1.10%) Red Hat
18 45 (1.01%) SolarWinds
19 44 (0.99%) ServiceNow
20 40 (0.90%) Cognos